February 12, 2006 § 3 Comments

From The National Post:

Statistics Canada says senior women who suffered from psychological or financial stresses in 1994-95 were far more likely to die over the next eight years than those who did not have such problems.


§ 3 Responses to Y’think?

  • Frank says:

    Yes, and if they are overweight their chances double.

    Next week’s feature: Addition, 2+2=4!

  • Vila H. says:

    FWIW, the study suggests that the relationship is not quite so simple. From the Statscan report:

    “The strong association between underweight and mortality persisted for men [and women], even with adjustment for chronic diseases and functional impairment. At higher levels of BMI, no associations with mortality emerged.”

    If you’re interested, the full report is available, in PDF, here.

  • Frank says:

    Thanks. I’ll check it out.

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